|Apologies to our real estate agent--this photo is a true "before" because it|
was taken during the inspection.
|The most beautiful desk area known to man.|
Some might ask why we didn't paint the inner trim on the windows. Honestly, I thought the two-toned trim looked kind of cool, especially after I saw all the wood in the Ballard Designs Catalog.
Others might wonder why I've left the ancient window treatments. Well, it's because they fit. They're functional. I'm not totally offended by them, and something better be downright awful for me to spend the money right now. I'd rather put that cash toward our new range hood (on its way!). I'll get to new shades later.
Paint Color: Peacock Blue by Glidden Duo. We had two coats of Kilz, then at least two coats of the blue. This paint worked really beautifully. I've painted saturated colors before and was forced to put on 4+ coats after having primed as well.
We have oodles more to do in this room: fireplace, cabinets, beams. But seeing that completed nook makes my heart sing a bit. We're on our way!
I shared this post at Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess, Very Merry Vintage Style, Saved By Suzy, and Savvy Southern Style.